On Campus Program

Becoming Your Own Best Friend


How do we become our own best friend?

Join authors and speakers Mari Andrew and Ruthie Lindsey as they take you on a journey to accept—and love—yourself completely. Like Mari's illustrations and essays, you will meander between deep and light, bitter and sweet to uncover meaning and joy in your everyday life. 

Through inner child work, creative play, mindful practices, ritual, and more, learn how to

  • Embrace and commune with every part of yourself 
  • Be radically compassionate toward yourself and others
  • Treat yourself like you would a best friend.

Return home having unlearned the stories that you are flawed, and newly infused with awe for all you have to offer the world.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Illustrations by Mari Andrews.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Personal Growth


Mari Andrew is a New York Times bestselling author, artist, and speaker who has gained international acclaim for her joyfully philosophical illustrations and essays.

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Ruthie Lindsey is the author of the memoir There I Am, The Journey From Hopelessness To Healing, coach, speaker and a midwife of souls, helping people feel endeared to their own life, body and soul.

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